Co-operative Insurance Companies announces new President and CEO
The Board of Directors of Co-operative Insurance Companies is pleased to announce the election of Lee Dowgiewicz as President & CEO, effective July 1, 2020. Mr. Dowgiewicz joined Co-op in September 2019, and replaces retiring CEO Marie Jewett. He is a 29-year veteran of the insurance business, starting with ITT Hartford in 1991 as a commercial lines underwriter. He became an Account Executive with Goodwin Loomis & Britton in Hartford, CT, before moving to Litchfield Mutual Fire Insurance Company in 1995 as Marketing Director. Upon Litchfield’s affiliation with Patrons Mutual Group in 2000, Mr. Dowgiewicz assumed the title of Vice President of Insurance Operations. Prior to Joining Co-op, he was Senior Vice President at reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter & Company for 15 years.
Outgoing Co-op President & CEO Marie Jewett stated “The Co-op Board and executive management team are very excited about the opportunities that Lee’s broad industry knowledge and contacts bring to Co-op. He has the experience, knowledge, and skills to lead the company into the future. His first-hand knowledge of, and appreciation for, the Co-op company culture will serve him and the company well for years to come”.